Under Armour (UA) & Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) Head-To-Head Review

Under Armour (NYSE: UA) and Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) are both mid-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Under Armour and Under Armour’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Under Armour 2.94% 9.38% 5.23%
Under Armour 2.94% 9.32% 5.00%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Under Armour and Under Armour, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Under Armour 7 12 4 0 1.87
Under Armour 16 18 4 0 1.68

Under Armour currently has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 36.93%. Under Armour has a consensus price target of $16.94, indicating a potential upside of 26.90%. Given Under Armour’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Under Armour is more favorable than Under Armour.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Under Armour and Under Armour’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Under Armour $4.83 billion 1.07 $256.97 million $0.32 36.52
Under Armour $4.83 billion 1.22 $256.97 million $0.31 43.06

Under Armour is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Under Armour, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.9% of Under Armour shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.2% of Under Armour shares are held by institutional investors. 16.4% of Under Armour shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Under Armour beats Under Armour on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Under Armour Company Profile

Under Armour, Inc. is engaged in the development, marketing and distribution of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and youth. The Company’s segments include North America, consisting of the United States and Canada; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia-Pacific; Latin America, and Connected Fitness. Its products are sold across the world and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe, as well as by consumers with active lifestyles. The Company sells its branded apparel, footwear and accessories in North America through its wholesale and direct to consumer channels. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had approximately 151 factory house stores in North America primarily located in outlet centers throughout the United States. In addition, the Company distributes its products in North America through third-party logistics providers with primary locations in Canada, New Jersey and Florida.

Under Armour Company Profile

Under Armour, Inc. is engaged in the development, marketing and distribution of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and youth. The Company’s segments include North America, consisting of the United States and Canada; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia-Pacific; Latin America, and Connected Fitness. Its products are sold across the world and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe, as well as by consumers with active lifestyles. The Company sells its branded apparel, footwear and accessories in North America through its wholesale and direct to consumer channels. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had approximately 151 factory house stores in North America primarily located in outlet centers throughout the United States. In addition, the Company distributes its products in North America through third-party logistics providers with primary locations in Canada, New Jersey and Florida.

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